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Learning Pixelmator by Mark Stagi

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Using gradients and fill for backgrounds

Adding gradients and using the paint bucket tool to fill an area can be a good way to create backgrounds. For portrait photography, often you might need to create a collage of images to tell a more complete story of the portrait shoot for your client. This can be done the traditional way by printing separate images and then matting and framing the set of images into one frame, or this can be done digitally and then printed out on any type of medium, such as a canvas or a metal for a more unique look. The fill tool is a great way to fill white space with a color, and we will start with some basics on using this tool. First, select the paint bucket in the toolbar. To select your color, you can either click ...

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